Medical Center & Health Care
5/27/2016 Burn Center Staff at Stony Brook Medicine Honored During Annual Burn Recognition DayThe Suffolk County Volunteer Firefighters Burn Center Fund expressed their gratitude to the staff of administrators, physicians, nurses, nutritionists, occupational therapists, social workers, and physical therapists of Stony Brook University Hospital (SBUH) Burn Center for their untiring efforts and compassionate care of the burned patients at the annual Burn Center Recognition Day on May 15.
5/24/2016 New MDs Enter Medical Profession at a Time of Change and Great AdvancesOne hundred and twenty-four Stony Brook University School of Medicine 2016 graduates will soon embark on their journeys as physicians, as the Class received their MD degrees during the School's 42nd Convocation, presided over by Kenneth Kaushansky, MD, Senior Vice President for Health Sciences and Dean of the School of Medicine. They enter the profession at a time when scientific knowledge is constantly growing, and discoveries of targeted therapies and technologies continue to rapidly advance the field.
5/23/2016 Second EMS First Responder Vehicle Hits the RoadThe second of two EMS First Responder vehicles begins operation on Monday, May 23, providing coverage in the areas of Greenport, East Marion and Orient.
5/18/2016 Hospital's HOPE Program Inspires High School Students' Future in Health Science, MedicineThirteen high school seniors who completed Stony Brook University Hospital's Health Occupations Partnership for Excellence (HOPE) Program celebrated their "graduation" from the program and are on their way to college. A ceremony took place at the hospital on May 10 to honor their accomplishments.
5/17/2016 Cancer Center Receives $62,000 From Daniel Gale Sotheby's International RealtyStony Brook University Cancer Center received a donation of $62,000 from the Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty team.
5/12/2016 Recognizing the Signs plus F.A.S.T. Thinking Can Save Lives during a StrokeAlmost 795,000 Americans suffer from stroke each year, 130,000 which are fatal, making stroke the fifth leading cause of death in the United States. But how many Americans would be able to recognize the signs and symptoms of stroke? And how many know what to do if a family member is having a stroke?
5/2/2016 Long Island Hospitals Rock Out at "Battle of the Bands", Event Supports Programs for Stony Brook Cancer PatientsStony Brook University Cancer Center hosted an event on Sunday, May 1, where five bands comprised of healthcare professionals from four Suffolk County Hospitals - including, Eastern Long Island Hospital, St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center, Southampton Hospital and Stony Brook Medicine-- battled it out, and competed for the title of 'Docs who Rock'.
4/29/2016 Safe Steps for Seniors to Stop StumblesMay is National Trauma Awareness Month, and this year the American Trauma Society is raising awareness about senior safety and falls with "Safe Steps for Seniors." The Stony Brook Trauma Center is taking steps to shed light on the matter to help prevent serious injuries from occurring.
4/21/2016 Stony Brook University Hospital Receives Award for Sustainability ProjectsStony Brook University Hospital has received the Vizient Excellence Award for Sustainability. The award honors the hospital's strong commitment to good governance, community engagement and environmental stewardship in 2015. Vizient, Inc., the largest member-owned health care company in the country, presented the award on Thursday, April 14, during the 2016 Vizient Connections Summit held in Las Vegas.
4/21/2016 Cancer Center Receives $50,000 from Ward Melville Heritage Organization, Walk for BeautyStony Brook University Cancer Center received a donation of $50,000 from the Ward Melville Heritage Organization (WMHO). The proceeds were raised from the WMHO's 21st Annual Walk for Beauty held on Sunday, October 25, 2015 in Stony Brook, NY. The
4/19/2016 Wedding Bells Ring at Stony Brook, Hospital Hosts Ceremony for Long Island Mom to See Her Youngest Son Tie the KnotCatherine Holm wanted nothing more than to see her 'baby boy', 24-year-old Mark Holm, Jr., marry his fiancé Joanna. The wedding--a family affair - is set for Saturday, April 23 in Puerto Rico. As the mother-of-the-groom, Holm had picked out a shimmering blue dress and was ready to hop on a flight for the destination wedding, but plans quickly changed. Holm learned in March she would be fighting a diagnosis of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) instead of celebrating with her family. Doctors at Stony Brook University Hospital told the 58-year-old grandmother of North Babylon, NY, that traveling would be too much of a risk for her compromised immune system from the cancer.
4/18/2016 Bras, Lend Support in More Ways than OneThey were bold, beautiful and bodacious; and the over 75 unique pieces of 'bra art' were auctioned off for a good cause on the evening of Thursday, April 14 at the "Bodacious Bras for a Cure" event.
4/18/2016 Lori Strauss to Join Stony Brook Medicine as New Chief Compliance OfficerAfter a national search, Lori Strauss, Chief Corporate Compliance and Privacy Officer, University of Virginia Health System, has been selected as the next Chief Compliance Officer of Stony Brook Medicine, effective May 2, 2016, announced Senior Vice President for Health Sciences and Dean, Stony Brook School of Medicine, Kenneth Kaushansky, MD.
4/7/2016 Bodacious Bras for a CureNearly 100 unique works of bra-art will be on display and up for auction at the Charles B. Wang Center on Thursday, April 14. Funds raised at the event will support patient programs at Stony Brook University Cancer Center.
4/5/2016 Expert Pediatric Care Comes to Center MorichesA ribbon-cutting commemorated the opening of Stony Brook Children's Service newest location on Thursday, March 31. The brand-new 4550 square foot building is the new home to Advanced Pediatric Care and offers primary and preventive pediatrics as well as various pediatric specialty services.
3/25/2016 Matches Made: From Stony Brook to Harvard to UCLA and MoreExcitement and jubilance dominated the scene as 119 fourth-year Stony Brook University School of Medicine students learned where they will begin their residency training this July. The rite of passage, known as Match Day, is an annual event at Stony Brook and other leading medical schools nationwide. This year on March 18 many Stony Brook students matched to top training programs at institutions such as Harvard, Brown, Cornell, Columbia, Johns Hopkins and UCLA. An unusually high number of students also matched to Stony Brook Medicine (21).
3/23/2016 First Kidney Paired Donation Exchange on LI Saves 3 Patients, Shortens Wait Time for OthersNearly 123,000 Americans are on the national waiting list for organ donation and of that over 101,000 are in need of a kidney donation. While waiting on a list could take years, patient struggle through multiple trips a week to a dialysis center.
3/9/2016 First Della Pietra Chair of Biomedical Imaging Installed Stony Brook University Professor Ramin Parsey, MD, PhD, was formally installed as the inaugural holder of the Della Pietra Chair of Biomedical Imaging during a Stony Brook Investiture Ceremony at the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics. The Della Pietra Chair was established in 2013 through the generosity of the Della Pietra family - Barbara Amonson and her husband Vincent Della Pietra, and Pamela Hurst-Della Pietra and her husband Stephen Della Pietra - along with a matching contribution by the Simons Foundation.
2/19/2016 A New York State First: Stony Brook Approved for Blood Transfusions on AmbulancesStony Brook University Hospital Ambulance Service is making strides in saving lives on-the-go. The academic medical center is the first Emergency Medical Services provider in New York State to be approved as an Ambulance Transfusion Service, which administers blood components during transport from one hospital to another hospital.
2/2/2016 Stony Brook Infectious Disease Experts Weigh In on Zika VirusThe World Health Organization has declared the spread of the Zika virus an international public health emergency, a rare move that signals the seriousness of the outbreak and gives countries powerful new tools to fight it.